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Coque or Gâteau à la Broche – Nicole Peyrafitte
Photos Credit: Nicole Peyrafitte & Roland Jamme Video: Nicole Peyrafitte Flower arrangement on the cake: Sylvia Gorelick.
& here’s a poem by the 10Cth century Andalusian poet Yusuf ibn Harun Al-Ramadi (d. ? 1022)
translated by Abdelfetah Chenni & P.J.
hugging letters & beauty spots
when you look at letters tracing a line
some are linked, others stand far apart
see how the former seem to be hugging
and the latter look like gap teeth in a mouth
— yet both are pearls extracted
by thought diving into a pulsing mind
black ink spots on the whiteness of the page:
beauty spots on the lover’s lustrous face